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Children & Permaculture
with Madeleine Halo, Kypriana Lala, & Ashley Judd

Friday, June 5 - Friday, June 12

Children & Permaculture at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Madeleine Halo, Kypriana Lala, & Ashley Judd

Tuition: $15 daily + Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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This week-long program runs alongside the Practical Permaculture course. The children’s program will honor the spirit of childhood with ample self-guided free play throughout the Ranch, weaving in permaculture-inspired activities and Yoga.

Join us as we participate in ample free play in the forest and the gardens. We will also dive into fun permaculture-themed activities such as making seed balls, building an earthen oven and going for a wild edible plant scavenger hunt. Children will also have the opportunity to learn yoga philosophy and bend and twist through fun yoga games.

List of Activities:

Seed Balls
Kids earthen oven/rocket stove

Active Game/Walk List

Wild Edibles
Herbal Remedies
Mushroom ID
Animal Yoga
Sac Race
A great Wind Blows
Four Corners

Hands On Activity List

Clay sculptures-primitive
Clay mushroom baskets
Herbal Salve
Nature Wall Hanging
Moon Phase Water Color
Herbal First Aid Kit
Nature Haiku and drawing
Making trail mix

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule


2:00pm                 Check-in
4:00-6:00pm       Hatha Yoga Class
6:00-6:45pm       Dinner
8:00-9:30pm       Satsang*
10:30pm               Lights Out


5:30am                  Wake Up Bell
6:00-7:30am        Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00-10:00am      Activities
10:00-10:45am    Brunch
10:45-11:30am    Karma Yoga
12:00-4:00pm      Activities
4:00-6:00pm         Hatha Yoga Class
6:00-6:45pm         Dinner
8:00-9:30pm         Satsang*
10:30pm                 Lights Out


5:30am                            Wake Up Bell
6:00-7:30am                  Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00-10:00am                Activities
10:00-10:45am              Brunch
11:00am-12:00pm       Closing Circle (combined with Children & Permaculture course)
12:00pm                          Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Friday – 2:00pm onwards
•   Friday – 12:00pm (room checkout)

Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?  See more information.

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Madeleine Halo

Madeleine Halo is a self-directed education specialist with over 15 years of early childhood education experience.



Kypriana Lala

Kypriana Lala is a Yoga teacher and the director of a youth serving organization with 10 years of experience in schools and OST programming.
Together, Kypriana and Madeleine run a child-led outdoor wild schooling community in Frederick Maryland.


Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is passionate about gentle parenting and fostering the intrinsic spirit present in all children. She is a mother of two children whom she is raising with her husband, Michael, on their permaculture homestead in Frederick, Maryland.

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Friday, June 5
Friday, June 12


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
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